Get quality, live recorded drum parts fast.
My name is Rhett Randolph and I am a 23 year old drummer recently graduated from Berklee College of Music.
I have played Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot Festival, and recently off a national tour with Jagwar Twin and Avril Lavigne. I have endorsements with Big Fat Snare Drum, JH Audio, and Drum Dots.
I can provide stems of live drum parts that any producer, artist, composer, or other fellow musician may need. I have my own studio space with a full kit and microphone set up and can send you high quality recorded drum parts mixed or dry within an hour of recording them.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Rhett Randolph
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that I'll be able to get them quality tracks within 24 hours.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about my job is being able to play drums, contributing to people's music, and hearing a song come to life by providing what they need.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The questions customers most commonly ask me are: -What's your rate? $70 per song -How fast can you get the stems in by? 24 hours -Can you play the parts in this style/way? Yes
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The questions I ask prospective clients are: -Can it be done in Logic Pro? -Do you have reference tracks for drums? -Can I hear the song? -Could you please send the session and indicate the BPM?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is to a customer is to know what they want and be straightforward about their project needs, while also trusting in my ability to get it done.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I was on a desert island, I would take my Macbook, audio interface, Roland SPD, speakers, and drum sticks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing drums for over 14 years. My career path is to be a full time session and touring musician.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as clean, precise, and tasteful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The artist I would like to work with is Harry Styles because he has great taste and drum production. I feel like it would be fun to play a live show with him.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My one music production tip is it's not about how loud you play the drums when you're recording, it's about getting a great sound out of your drums.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The type of music I usually work on are pop songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is time and groove.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring to a song a great feel, accurate time, and tasteful rhythmic ideas.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is to listen to the song, composition, or project multiple times first. Then I go into the studio and do a few practice runs to develop ideas, then I start recording. Once I'm confident I have the best takes, I bounce out stems shortly thereafter.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up is a 5-piece Tama Starclassic Maple Drum Set with a hi hat, 5 crash cymbals (including a ride), 2 rack toms, one floor tom, and 8 microphones - 2 over heads, 1 snare, 1 rack, 2 floor, 1 kick, and an additional microphone for any other element that may be needed.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Other professional musicians who inspire me are Nate Smith, Dave Dicenso, and Aaron Spears. But, at the end of the day, my peers keep me inspired, motivated and humble.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is record live drums for their songs, compositions, or other musical projects.